ERIC Number: ED357247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention. Clinical Practice Guideline Number 3.
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
This package includes a clinical practice guideline, quick reference guide for clinicians, and patient's guide to predicting and preventing pressure ulcers in adults. The clinical practice guideline includes the following: overview of the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers; clinical practice guideline (introduction, risk assessment tools and risk factors, skin care and early treatment, mechanical loading and support surfaces, and education); pressure ulcer prediction and prevention algorithm; research agenda; list of 129 references; glossary; and acronym list. Contents of the quick reference guide for clinicians are as follows: the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Score Risk, skin care and early treatment guidelines, guidelines regarding mechanical loading and support surfaces, guidelines for educational programs, a staging system, and a pressure ulcer prediction and prevention algorithm. In the patient's guide are the following: definition of pressure ulcers, information on where pressure ulcers form, pressure ulcer risk factors, key steps in preventing pressure ulcers, steps for assuming an active role in one's own care, a table outlining care by risk factors, and addresses for additional information. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.